HC Deb 25 February 1924 vol 170 cc91-2W

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will consider the amendment of Section 8 (1) of the Unemployment Insurance Act, 1920, so that men shall not be refused benefit because they have been thrown out of employment by a trade dispute in which they are themselves in no way concerned; and whether, in view of the hardships occasioned under these circumstances to apprentices who have no trade union benefit to fall back upon, he will make special provision for them?


The desirability of amending Section 8 (1) of the Unemployment Insurance Act, 1920, and the form which an amendment should take, have for some time been under consideration by a Committee, from whom my right hon. Friend hopes shortly to receive a Report. I have no doubt that the Committee will have in mind the question whether any special provision should be made in the case of apprentices.

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